Saturday, 17 May 2014

Skincare love: Lulu and Boo Organics

   
    I am not sure why I haven't tried Lulu and Boo organics until now, but they have been on the list of brands that really interested me for some time. How I actually came to make a purchase though was a bit random, I was searching for the perfect cleansing balm, I was after something very gentle and soothing, something with Chamomile and Calendula and low on essential oils, when I did a Google search and read about Lulu and Boo's cleanser it sounded perfect and I was very excited at the thought of maybe finding the perfect "one". I am a really big cleansing balm fan and I have tried quite a few that I really like, my big annoyance with some organic brands is that they make a wonderful cleansing balm and add essential oils that my skin just can't tolerate such as Eucalyptus which sets off my Rosacea like nothing else I know, after reading the ingredients list and having lusted after the brand for so long I was sold and before I knew it there were some items in my shopping cart. 

    Before talking about the products themselves it really is worth pointing out some of Lulu and boo's green credentials, the majority of the products in the range are Soil Association certified organic and registered with the Vegan Society. All the products come housed in beautiful glass packaging which is easily reusable or recyclable and the products are all free from SLS, parabens, artificial scents and colours and instead filled with botanical ingredients and therapeutic essential oils. The founder of Lulu and Boo organics Claire Edmonds used to be a make-up artist and was forced to leave her job due to ill health, like many others when she started to evaluate her lifestyle choices Lulu and Boo was developed and born. 

    Chamomile Cleansing balm (£24.75 for 50 mls) Is a gorgeous rich balm with 99% organic ingredients. Just like any cleansing balm you don't need a lot of product, as soon as the oils make contact with your skin it melts beautifully and you can give yourself the most perfect facial massage. The fact that you can really spend some time working it in for me separates cleansing balms from other types of cleanser, if you have dry skin and redness like me this product has the ideal ingredients list, Hemp oil is a good source of GLA, Macadamia oil is very nourishing for dry skin, Calendula and Chamomile extracts are both soothing and anti-inflammatory, these are the hero ingredients that I wanted in my cleansing balm and I am so happy to have found them. The list goes on and on but I couldn't find anything I didn't like. The scent is very subtle herbal scent, compared to most of my other cleansing balms up to now this one is lighter on the essential oils but I have to say I like that about it as it is very gentle, is has Rose oil which is very good for redness but the scent is a combination of the oils and isn't overly floral. I couldn't love this product any more if I tried I would happily buy again and again it suits my dry skin to perfection, it's a keeper.  

    Aloe and Eyebright Gel (£19 for 15 mls) I don't tend to use eye gels consistently as I tend to prefer creams and balms as I suffer from dryness, however lately I have been suffering from puffiness which is not a problem I have had before and this gel has really come to my rescue. This has Aloe vera, eye-bright and Arnica, to target puffiness and dark circles, I don't think I have been using it long enough to comment on whether it doe anything for dark circles but I keep it in the fridge and apply when I am looking puffy and it works wonders. You only need a pump and I like to gently circle around my eyes towards the ducts to help with drainage, as the warmer weather is coming I am very pleased to have this as an alternative to creams. 

    I am sure these won't be my last Lulu and Boo Purchases, I noticed they have a Vanilla and Jasmine scented body collection which sounds like my idea of heaven. If you have any recommendations for me from the brand please leave them in the comments below. If you are after gorgeous organic ingredients and well made products so far I can't recommend Lulu and boo enough. 

Ana x 
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  1. I have never heard of cleansing balms, but what an awesome idea! This sounds super lux and I imagine smells very good. I would love to try the balm, I am going to have to see if they have this in the states- thanks for such a thorough review! - Kathryne

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    1. I love cleansing with a balm, you need a cloth to remove but I don't mind that. I am not sure if you can get this brand in the States but if you would like I can always send you a sample a to try :) Xx

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  2. I can't wait to try more from them and you've definitely made me want to try both the cleansing balm and eye gel now! The gel really does sound perfect for this time of year as well, so very tempted x

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    1. I saw your review on the toner and it sounded great but I am overun with spritzes and toners at the moment. I can hand on heart highly recommend these the cleansing balm is the best thing I have bought in a long time Xx

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  3. They look great, I'll have to try mixing some chamomile in my next diy cleansing balm! :) Oh and the Vanilla Jasmine body collection sounds divine!<3 xx

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    1. Interesting you should say that because I was about to give up the search and make my own when I found this one, I loved your recipe so may still have to try :) Xx

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  4. Eres una tentadora! jejejeje. Con tu blog siempre descubro nuevas marcas y todas con una pinta estupenda :D

    Besitos!

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    1. Igualmente, tu me tientas muchisimo con tu blog! Un beso guapa :) Xx

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  5. The balm sounds really great. I am all in love with balms at the moment but they last so long and you use a little at a time so I'm constantly withholding the urge to get a new pot. I'm a balm convert for sure!

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    1. I think balms are highly addictive and so multi-functional. Good to hear your a convert Xx

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  6. What gorgeous sounding products. I didn't realise Chamomile and Calendula were anti-inflammatory - really want to get some skincare with them in now! xx

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    1. I use calendula a lot for helping to heal the skin, it comes in lot's of products and works wonders, let me know how you get on with it :) Xx

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  7. I am a big fan of Lulu & Boo, everything I have tried has been excellent. This balm is just gorgeous isn't it? x

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    1. Oh this balm is amazing Annie, totally agree with your review I just adore it :) Xx

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  8. Thanks for the brand introduction! The cleansing balm looks fab and nice ingredients - great find Ana!

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    1. So glad to introduce you to something new as your blog so often does that for me :) Xx

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  9. I'm surprised I haven't tried Lulu & Boo yet, I love their packaging and I've read so many rave reviews of their products! The cleansing balm sounds right up my street and I do love an eye gel, especially in the summer!

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    1. I haven't seen a bad review yet of the brand, if you try them let me know how you get on :) Xx

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  10. The packaging of these products is really outstanding. I've been hearing such great things about this brand I can't wait to give them a try :) Thanks for the review Ana!

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    1. Your very welcome Amber, can't wait to see what you try :) Xx

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  11. I've sooo been wanting to try Lulu & Boo for what seems like forever. I think next time I'm running low on skincare I'll be adding some of these to my cart. Thanks for the encouragement ;)

    Mayah x

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    1. I always like to help (enable!) lol! I can't wait to see what you choose to try Xx

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  12. Really like the sound of this brand, i suffer with redness also so the cleansing balm sounds amazing for my skin. Im about to run out of my Pai camellia & rose hydrating cleanser soon so i think this could be the next one i try! x

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    1. I love the Pai cleanser but this balm is more hydrating and because it's oil based it really blitzes make up, they have sample sizes now too which helps you try before committing to the full size, thank you for commenting and reading Xx

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  13. not sure why I haven't tried Lulu and Boo yet either! I'm really into eye creams lately and I like gels too, especially if they are brightening... I have terrible dark circles :( xx

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    1. The ingredients in the eye gel look promising for brightening, the cooling effect certainly helps a little in that area, it is certainly worth trying although dark circles are so tricky to tackle Xx

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  14. I love Lulu and Boo organics too doll, nice review! Visit my blog if you like!
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    1. Sorry only just seen this, will head on over! :) Xx

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